Everton F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Everton F.C., an association football team based in Liverpool, England, run an under-21 reserve team and an academy for players under 18. Both teams compete in the Professional Development League.

Reserve team (under-21s)[edit]

Everton U21s compete in the Professional Development League and play their matches at the Merseyrail Community Stadium in Southport. Matches are commonly held on a Sunday or Monday. The U21s also compete in the Liverpool Senior Cup featuring teams across the Merseyside region although an increasing number of Academy players have taken part.

Everton U21s are managed by David Unsworth.

Reserve team squad[edit]

As of 30 September 2015.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
36 Czech Republic GK Jindrich Stanek
40 Republic of Ireland FW Sam Byrne
42 England MF Ryan Ledson
43 England DF Jonjoe Kenny
46 England MF Joe Williams
48 England FW Courtney Duffus
49 United States DF Antonee Robinson
50 Wales DF Gethin Jones
51 England MF Kieran Dowell
No. Position Player
52 England MF Liam Walsh
54 England GK Connor Hunt
56 Poland GK Mateusz Hewelt
Republic of Ireland MF Harry Charsley
England MF Tyrone Duffus
Wales DF James Graham
Wales GK Louis Gray
England DF Jordan Thorniley

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
55 Portugal MF Francisco Júnior (on loan to Wigan Athletic until 16 January 2016)
England FW Calum Dyson (on loan to Chester until 10 December 2015)
53 Belgium DF David Henen (on loan to Fleetwood Town until 11 December 2015)
45 England GK Russell Griffiths (on loan to Halifax Town until 4 December 2015)
39 England MF Conor Grant (on loan to Doncaster Rovers until 29 November 2015)

Academy (under-18s)[edit]

The Everton Academy is situated at Finch Farm training complex in the Liverpool suburb of Halewood where Everton players of all age groups train.

The U18s compete in the Professional Development League. Matches are commonly held on Saturday mornings at Finch Farm.

Academy squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2015.[2]
No. Nationality Position Player Name Place of Birth International Level Previous Club
2nd Year Academy Scholars (born between 01/09/1997 and 31/08/1998)
England GK Ciaran O'Loughlin Birkenhead Airbus UK Broughton
England DF Jack Bainbridge Southport
England DF Callum Connolly Liverpool England U19s
England DF Jamie Mellen Cumbria
England DF Spencer Myers Torquay
England DF Josef Yarney Liverpool
England DF James Yates Huyton England U18s
Wales MF Nathan Broadhead Bangor Wales U19s Wrexham
England MF Tom Davies Liverpool England U18s
England MF Michael Donohue Warrington
51 England MF Kieran Dowell Ormskirk England U18s
England MF Nathan Holland Wythenshawe England U18s
Republic of Ireland MF Steven Kinsella Dublin Republic of Ireland U17s Templeogue United
52 England MF Liam Walsh Whiston England U18s
England FW Delial Brewster Southport Liverpool
1st Year Academy Scholars (born between 01/09/1998 and 31/08/1999)
England GK Ben Pierce Manchester Manchester United
England GK Matthew Johnson Rochdale
Wales GK Aaron Jones Bodelwyddan Wales U17s Manchester City
England DF Morgan Feeney Bootle
England DF Callum Lees St Helens
England DF Liam Morris Huyton
England MF Beni Baningime Kinshasa
Scotland MF Danny Bramall Sheffield Scotland U16s Chesterfield
England MF Antony Evans Liverpool Liverpool
Wales MF Ryan Harrington Wrexham Wales U17s Wrexham
England MF Jack Kiersey Stockport
Finland MF Miko Virtanen Finland U16s TPV
Northern Ireland FW Shayne Lavery Northern Ireland U17s Glenavon
England FW George Withe Crewe

Achievements and awards[edit]

Year Reserve Player of the Year Academy Player of the Year
2015 England Brendan Galloway Republic of Ireland Harry Charsley
2014 England Tyias Browning England Ryan Ledson
2013 N/A England Chris Long
2012 England Adam Forshaw England Hallam Hope
2011 England Jose Baxter England Jake Bidwell
2010 Northern Ireland Shane Duffy England Adam Davies
2009 England Kieran Agard England James McCarten
2008 England John Irving England Jack Rodwell
2007 England John Irving England Shaun Densmore
2006 Nigeria Victor Anichebe England Scott Phelan


  • Reserve Team Manager: England David Unsworth
  • Reserve Team Fitness Coach: David Flower
  • Reserve Team Goalkeeping Coach: Andy Fairman
  • Academy Director: Tim Devine
  • Academy Coach: Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
  • Academy Coach: John Doolan
  • Academy Coach: Paul Tait
  • Academy Coach: Colin Littlejohns
  • Academy Coach: Jamie Russell
  • Academy Coach: Tom Kearney
  • Academy Coach: Scott Phelan
  • Academy Coach: Phill Jevons
  • Academy Coach: Paul Bennett
  • Academy Coach: John Miles
  • Academy Coach: John Ebbrell
  • Academy Coach: Peter Cavanagh
  • Joint Head of Coaching/Coach Developer 14–18 years : Sean Lundon
  • Joint Head of Coaching/Coach Developer 5–13 years : Chris Sulley
  • Academy Director of Goalkeeping: Kevin O'Brien
  • Academy Professional Clubs Co-ordinator: Ian Lavery
  • Head of Academy Recruitment: Martin Waldron
  • Academy Recruitment Officer: Ray Redmond
  • Academy Local Recruitment Co-ordinator: Sam Bailey
  • Academy Local Recruitment Administrator: Chris Morris
  • Academy Recruitment Officer: Michael Cribley
  • Academy Operations Manager: Joel Waldron
  • Academy Operations Assistant: Daniel Manning
  • Academy Operations Assistant: Sean Farrington
  • Academy Operations Assistant: John King
  • Academy Kit Manager: Danny Webb
  • Academy Transport: Manager: Rob Howe
  • Head of Academy Sports Science: John McKeown
  • Academy Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jack Dowling
  • Performance Analyst: Sean Doherty
  • Performance Analyst: Elliott Stonnell
  • Academy Head Physiotherapist: Peter Beirne
  • Academy Physiotherapist: Daniel Richards
  • Academy Physiotherapist: Emma Constantine
  • Academy Physiotherapist: Joe Maden-Wilkinson
  • Academy Office Manager: Joan Farrelly
  • Head of Education and Welfare: David Porter
  • Education and Welfare Officer: Darren Murphy
  • International Ambassador: Ray Hall

Past Academy players[edit]

The following players are notable past Everton academy members currently playing for clubs in either the Premier League, The Football League or in another country. Those in bold have been capped at international level.

Name Current club International
Agard, KieranKieran Agard Bristol City
Nigeria Akpan, HopeHope Akpan Reading  Nigeria
Nigeria Anichebe, VictorVictor Anichebe West Brom FC  Nigeria
Barkley, RossRoss Barkley Everton  England
Barry, AnthonyAnthony Barry Accrington Stanley
Barton, JoeyJoey Barton Burnley  England
Baxter, JoseJose Baxter Sheffield United  England U-17
Bidwell, JakeJake Bidwell Brentford  England U-19
Scotland Boyle, PatrickPatrick Boyle Scotland Ayr United  Scotland U-19
Brizell, JoshJosh Brizell Telford United
Brown, ScottScott Brown Grimsby Town  England U-19
Australia Carney, DavidDavid Carney Australia Newcastle Jets  Australia
Clarke, PeterPeter Clarke Bury  England U-21
Wales Craig, NathanNathan Craig Caernarfon Town  Wales U-21
Cummins, AdamAdam Cummins Wales Bangor City
Republic of Ireland Delany, DeanDean Delany Republic of Ireland Bohemians  Republic of Ireland U-21
Republic of Ireland Dennehy, DarrenDarren Dennehy Republic of Ireland Cork City  Republic of Ireland U-21
Dobie, LukeLuke Dobie Wigan Athletic
Donegan, TomTom Donegan Rhyl
Republic of Ireland Duffy, ShaneShane Duffy Blackburn Rovers  Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland Dunne, RichardRichard Dunne [[.]]  Republic of Ireland
Forshaw, AdamAdam Forshaw Middlesbrough
Scotland Fox, DannyDanny Fox Nottingham Forest  Scotland
Garbutt, LukeLuke Garbutt Fulham  England U-21
Republic of Ireland Gerrard, AnthonyAnthony Gerrard [[.]]  Republic of Ireland U-18
Harris, JayJay Harris Tranmere Rovers
Hibbert, TonyTony Hibbert Everton
Hughes, MarkMark Hughes Stevenage Borough
Jones, JamieJamie Jones Preston North End
Kissock, John PaulJohn Paul Kissock Ebbsfleet United  England U-18
Lundstram, JohnJohn Lundstram Oxford United  England U-20
McAleny, ConorConor McAleny Charlton Athletic
Scotland McEveley, JayJay McEveley Sheffield United  Scotland
Germany Mustafi, ShkodranShkodran Mustafi Spain Valencia  Germany
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nsiala, AristoteAristote Nsiala Grimsby Town  DR Congo
O'Hanlon, SeanSean O'Hanlon Stockport County  England U-20
Republic of Ireland Eunan O'Kane Bournemouth  Republic of Ireland
Orenuga, FemiFemi Orenuga Gloucester City
Osman, LeonLeon Osman Everton  England
Densmore, ShaunShaun Densmore Altrincham
Pilkington, GeorgeGeorge Pilkington Macclesfield Town
Republic of Ireland Potter, DarrenDarren Potter Milton Keynes Dons  Republic of Ireland
Redmond, DanielDaniel Redmond Hamilton Academicals
Rodwell, JackJack Rodwell Sunderland  England
Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney Manchester United  England
Schumacher, StevenSteven Schumacher Stevenage Borough  England U-19
Republic of Ireland Sheppard, KarlKarl Sheppard Republic of Ireland Cork City  Republic of Ireland U-21
Southern, KeithKeith Southern Shrwsbury Town
Norway Stubhaug, LarsLars Stubhaug Norway Rosenborg  Norway U-21
Symes, MichaelMichael Symes Southport
Thompson, ZacZac Thompson Guiseley
Wales Valentine, RyanRyan Valentine Bala Town  Wales U-21
Vaughan, JamesJames Vaughan Huddersfield Town  England U-21
Iceland Viðarsson, BjarniBjarni Viðarsson Denmark Silkeborg  Iceland
Wallace, JamesJames Wallace Sheffield United  England U-20
Wilson, LaurenceLaurence Wilson Morecambe  England U-19
Browning, TyiasTyias Browning Everton  England U-21
Dier, EricEric Dier Tottenham Hotspur  England U-21
Baines, LeightonLeighton Baines Everton  England
Roberts, ConnorConnor Roberts Bangor City  Wales U-21
Sweden Hammar, JohanJohan Hammar Sweden Frederikstad  Sweden U-19
Heneghan, BenBen Heneghan Chester
Scotland Kennedy, MatthewMatthew Kennedy Scotland Cardiff City  Scotland U-21
Hope, HallamHallam Hope Bury  England U-19
Thomas, AdamAdam Thomas Macclesfield Town
McCready, TomTom McCready Exeter City
Waring, GeorgeGeorge Waring Stoke City
Ledson, RyanRyan Ledson Everton  England U-18
Dowell, KeiranKeiran Dowell Everton  England U-18
Long, ChrisChris Long Burnley  England U-20
Grant, ConorConor Grant Everton  England U-18
Pennington, MatthewMatthew Pennington Coventry City  England U-19
Springthorpe, MasonMason Springthorpe Northwich Victoria
Jones, GethinGethin Jones Everton  Wales U-19
Duffus, CourtneyCourtney Duffus Everton
Green, GeorgeGeorge Green Oldham Athletic  England U-17
Poland Taudul, MateuszMateusz Taudul AEK Larnaca  Poland U-19
Irving, JohnJohn Irving Auckland City
Higgins, RyanRyan Higgins Chester
Thorniley, JordanJordan Thorniley Stockport County
Dyson, CalumCalum Dyson Everton]]
Forrester, AntonAnton Forrester Blackburn Rovers
Davies, AdamAdam Davies Barnsley
Republic of Ireland McLaughlin, BenBen McLaughlin Derry City
England Touray, IbouIbou Touray Rhyl
Australia Adelson, JakeJake Adelson Central Coast Mariners
England Scarisbrick, KyleKyle Scarisbrick Rhyl
England Cosgrove, SamSam Cosgrove Wigan Athletic


  1. ^ "Squad List". evertonfc.com (Everton Football Club). 
  2. ^ "Squad List". evertonfc.com (Everton Football Club). 

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